Malcolm X

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Malcolm X (/ˈmælkəm ˈɛks/; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎), was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. Malcolm X was effectively orphaned early in life. His father was killed when he was six and his mother was placed in a mental hospital when he was thirteen, after which he lived in a series of foster homes. In 1946, at age 20, he went to prison for larceny and breaking and entering. While in prison, Malcolm X became a member of the Nation of Islam, and after his paro... More

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Malcolm X #Education

Photo of Malcolm X Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
Malcolm X #Education

Photo of Malcolm X You can't legislate good will - that comes through education.
Malcolm X #Equality #Freedom

Photo of Malcolm X Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
Malcolm X #Failure #Respect #Success #Time

Photo of Malcolm X In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.
Malcolm X #Freedom

Photo of Malcolm X If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
Malcolm X #Freedom #Freedom #Peace #Peace

Photo of Malcolm X You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcolm X #Freedom

Photo of Malcolm X You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
Malcolm X #Freedom #Power

Photo of Malcolm X Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.
Malcolm X #Future

Photo of Malcolm X The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X #God #Government

Photo of Malcolm X The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals, by the Government itself. But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
Malcolm X #Good #Life

Photo of Malcolm X My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
Malcolm X #Intelligence

Photo of Malcolm X I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense I call it intelligence.
Malcolm X #Truth

Photo of Malcolm X I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
Malcolm X #Patriotism

Photo of Malcolm X You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
Malcolm X #Power

Photo of Malcolm X Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.
Malcolm X #Respect

Photo of Malcolm X Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Malcolm X #Respect

Photo of Malcolm X I have more respect for a man who lets me know where he stands, even if he's wrong. Than the one who comes up like an angel and is nothing but a devil.
Malcolm X #Success

Photo of Malcolm X If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Malcolm X #Time

Photo of Malcolm X There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Malcolm X #Truth

Photo of Malcolm X Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
Malcolm X #Education #Future

Photo of Malcolm X Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X #Freedom #Religion #Time

Photo of Malcolm X I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.